Have you lost one tooth or a couple of teeth in a row? Are you searching for a tooth replacement that is natural looking and long lasting? If so, a dental bridge may be the answer your smile needs. A bridge is a tooth replacement that is generally used to replace a single tooth or a few teeth (usually a maximum of three teeth) that are missing in a row. The dental bridge is composed of two dental crowns and a pontic, or artificial tooth. The pontic is held in place by the crowns, which are placed on the natural teeth or dental implants that neighbor the gap. This ensures that the bridge is stable and will not easily come loose when you speak, chew, and eat. In addition, your bridge will look natural and beautiful in your smile because it is custom made from impressions and molds of your teeth.
When in place, a dental bridge can provide several benefits for your smile. Our dentists, Dr. King, and Dr. Jardine, may suggest a bridge to improve your smile by:
- Alleviating uneven stress on the bite
- Improving your overall smile appearance
- Restoring lost facial volume
- Preventing the remaining teeth from moving out of alignment
- Improving your ability to properly speak, chew, and eat
For more information about getting a dental bridge in Camas, Washington, we invite you to contact us today at Smiles Dental.